Argonaut Resins has released the second half of their Wave 3 Mariposa and Dragonfly resin figurines. There are new colorways and a few repeated styles from the sold out Wave 1 series...for those collectors who may have missed out on the initial launch. Each handmade resin cast figurine will be signed and numbered by artist Eric Nocella Diaz on their bottoms. And each one comes with a custom vinyl die-cut sticker and instructions on how to put it together since they ship in parts. They run $45.00 each.
Argonaut Resins will be releasing Wave 2 of the Mariposa (butterfly) resin figurines today (Tuesday June 2nd 2015) at 9PM ET. In this wave, there will be glow in the dark pieces, a few non glow solid glittery versions, and some chase DragonFlies and horned butterfly variants. Each bug will be signed and numbered on their bottoms and come with a custom Mariposa designer vinyl die-cut sticker, signed certificate of authenticity and instructions on how to put the figure together. This wave is compatible with the sold out Wave 1 with the removable/swappable wings and horns. Limited to 12 pieces, the wave will be available via the Argonaut Resins' Online Shop for $45.00 shipped in the US.
Argonaut Resins' Mariposa butterfly resin cast release will feature a chase figure from the series named the DragonFly. This chase figure has a different set of wings and will come in various colors and styles. It will glow in the dark and also feature removable wings (plus a removable horn) similar the Mariposa butterfly resin. You will be able to swap wings with any other figurine in the entire series. The release date and editions size still have not been announced.
The all new Mariposa figurine from Argonaut Resins will come in several different colors and styles...from solid colors to clear tint glittery glow. It will be resin cast in two parts with removable plug-in wings that can be swapped out with other colorways. There will also be a option to purchase various multi colored gem styled eyes that can be glued in place to enhance the look of the butterfly. There is also a good chance of DIY all white blank versions to get produced for artists to paint up their own versions of the Mariposa.
Argonaut Resins is showing the first teaser image of the all new Mariposa sculpt cast up in a glow in the dark translucent resin. What's the story behind the inspiration on this new project? Eric Nocella Diaz let's loose:
One day last summer I watched a friend of a friend see Fireflies for the first time at a park in my home town and she fell in love with them. They floated in the air like butterflies as they lit up and she looked like she was in Heaven as she ran around chasing them. Seeing that scene burned a image in my brain and it stayed in my head until I sat down finished the sculpture for the project many months later. The name Mariposa is the Spanish translation of Butterfly and I chose this name because I mixed the FireFly with a Butterfly for this concept.
Argonaut Resins announced a new resin project that they'll be working on - Mariposa. I'm assuming this is for another artist and not Eric Nocella Diaz. The most interesting part of their announcement was this:
This will be the last release under the Argonaut Resins banner as the company transitions to Tuttz World brand. I will no longer be producing resins for other artists (which was the main purpose for creating Argonaut Resins) as I will be focusing more on new concepts found in the Tuttz World. The last time the Argonaut Resins banner will fly will be at the New York Comic Con in October of this year. It was a great run but it is time to move on.
Thank you all very much for supporting the Argonaut Resins brand these eight years and I hope you will continue to support my newer works in the coming future. It was a awesome great journey and I'm glad you were all able to take it with me and I hope the future will be even bigger, brighter and better. The first figurine for the the Tuttz World launch is nearing completion and I will post all links to that new endeavor soon.
Eric Nocella Diaz
Also going into the store will be a one of a kind Extreme Yin Yang Kings of Atlantis custom skull painted by creator/sculptor/artist Eric Nocella Diaz. This skull was made to match the 8-inch Tuttz in the black and white colorway and only one will be available and will retail at $175.00 shipped in the USA.
The Kings Of Atlantis resin clear tint skulls have returned. Argonaut Resins is releasing the all new skulls throughout this week via their online store. The new waves will not have the custom crate packaging like the initial release a few years back, but they will come with a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Sculpted, molded and cast by artist Eric Nocella Diaz these new skulls will feature mostly glow in the dark pieces along with some new sparkly versions. Keep checking the online store all week as new skulls will be added daily. It appears that they're running about $75.00 each.
Argonaut Resins and artist Clinton Yaws have teamed up to bring you the first Kings Of Atlantis OG Resin Skull Customs ever. Not many of these skulls were released in the original series a few years ago and there have been requests from new collectors for another run. Clinton Yaws brings his exciting paint style and dynamic concepts to adorn the first 3 pieces in this new release of regular clear tinted and glow in the dark customs.
Those three pieces are the red clear tint Easy Rider, the Blue Ringed Octopus painted over a plain clear tint, and the Dead Scrolls blue clear tint that glows in the dark. These new customs will be available to own in the Argonaut Resins online store today (Friday February 27th 2015) at Noon ET.
Argonaut Resins has announced what's likely their last release of 2014. They'll release matching glitter/confetti resin-cast Christmas Ornaments in collaboration with The Jelly Empire and Bronx artist Laura Alvarez this year. The ornaments (the new Tuttz relief, the new JellyBot robot and Laura's new signature Skull all sculpted by Eric Nocella Diaz) will be sold in sets in the Argonaut Resins online store this Friday December 12th 2014 at 12 Noon EST. Also, keep an eye on the The Jelly Empire and Laura Alvarez's sites/stores as they will have a few other different style single ornaments for sale before Christmas.